Disease Management Programs
Disease Management Programs and Committees are dedicated to helping BVNA patients live happy and healthy lives.
Chronic Heart Failure Program:This program serves the exclusive health needs of heart failure patients at home. Hospitalized patients are identified via multidisciplinary rounds, AFNP Cardiology, case management, hospital liaisons, charge nurses, medical residents and attending physicians. This hospital affiliation improves continuity and allow care to occur across the continuum. Specially trained staff nurses participate in special team dealing with the specialized care of the CHF patient in the home, using evidence based standards of care, close coordination with medical team at the hospital and the use of Telemonitors.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Committee: This committee has been formed because BVNA is committed to supporting our COPD population. Our goal is to help acute care COPD patients make a smooth transition from the hospital environment to home, and to prepare them managing their disease process.
Joint Ortho Program: This committee has been formed because BVNA is committed to supporting our Joint Replacement patients and the Surgeons of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates by providing the highest quality care that result in the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our goal is to help joint replacement patients make a smooth transition from the hospital environment to home, and to prepare them for a return to living as fully and independently as possible.